Annual Fund


Give to Our Annual Fund

Madison Public Library Foundation’s annual fund provides critical support to core library needs. Some of these include: 

  • collections
  • technology
  • programs
  • professional development opportunities for staff
  • equity & innovation initiatives
  • library leadership requests
  • mini-grants for smaller projects that present themselves throughout the year

View our current appeal here.

The foundation’s Grants Committee meets throughout the year to review requests from library leadership, and issues nearly $100,000 each year for these purposes. View our grants flyer to see what our annual fund grants supported in 2019 and early 2020.

Past Annual Fund Grants


 Collections: $20,000
Professional Development and Staff Day: $30,000
Technology: $30,000
Equity & Innovation: $40,050
Mini-Grants: $12,500
Director’s Discretionary Fund: $5,000



High Use & New Media Collection Improvements: $30,000
Professional Development: $25,000
Staff Day: $5,000
Systemwide Technology Improvements: $20,000
The Wonder of Learning exhibit: $11,000
Director’s Discretionary Fund: $5,000
Black Men Run, Brown Boys Read: $10,000
Pathway to Cooperative Entrepreneurship:
High Loss Materials Replacement: $33,000
Increasing Accessibility at the library: $36,000
Meet Your Madison Public Library: $3,000
Who Matters? Volume Two: $3,000

Equity Collections: $15,000
Media Lab: $30,000
Professional Development: $20,000
Staff Day: $5,000
Technology Updates: $15,000
Library as Retreat: $1,180
Making Justice: $2,000
Who Matters? intergenerational photo exhibit: $2,000
Making Justice: $2,000
Anji Play: $2,000
Play Literacy Rebuild: $2,000
Library Takeover: $2,000